• Auto123 compares the 2022 Nissan Rogue and 2022 Kia Sportage HEV.
• One’s a hybrid, the other isn’t, and yet they deliver roughly equal fuel economy. Interesting…
Let’s address the elephant in the room: One of these vehicles is a hybrid, and the other is not. Well, right now there is no hybridized Rogue. And if and when we get one, it will likely be a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), as it shares a platform with the Mitsubishi Outlander – which has a PHEV variant.
Meanwhile, the 1.5L turbo 3-cylinder found in most Rogue models (base S models get a naturally aspirated 2.5L 4-cylinder) is the most fuel-efficient and powerful engine you can get, and we were eager to see if it was a viable alternative to Kia’s hybrid.